The Pinch Medal is awarded on alternate years since 2001 to recognize major and sustained contributions to the advancement of mineralogy by members of the collector–dealer community. This medal is named for William Wallace Pinch of Rochester, New York, in recognition of his enormous and selfless contributions to mineralogy through the identification of ideal specimens for study and through his generosity in making them available to the academic community. The Mineralogical Association of Canada awarded the 2009 Pinch Medal to Roy Kristiansen on February 14 at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. Bill Pinch was at the awards ceremony to...

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